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Carefree. Spontaneous. Adventurous. There’s nothing like the feeling you get from a good old-fashioned American road trip. You can make as many or as few plans as you like. Pack a bag, your sense of curiosity, and maybe a map (remember those?) and hit the open road. We’ve got a little help, a lot of inspiration, and everything you need to plan a road trip and get started on the journey of a lifetime.

Road Trip Itineraries

From LA to the Grand Canyon
430 Miles

From tinseltown to treasured wonder of the world, this awe-inspiring Southwest road trip takes you through mystical Joshua Tree National Park, past historic Prescott, and along the kitschy shops and restaurants of legendary Route 66 to your destination: the majestic Grand Canyon. Take the historic railway to the South Rim before heading back to LA through the vast Mojave National Preserve.

Get Your Kicks

From Phoenix to the Grand Canyon
160 Miles

Cactus strewn deserts, swaying grass lands, and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Welcome to the ultimate Arizona road trip. Breeze through this itinerary for a quick weekend getaway or take your time to explore every delight along the way. From sunny Phoenix, visit a well-preserved cliff dwelling and the stunning red rock vistas of Sedona. Take in the nostalgia of Route 66 and the rich legacy of the old west on your way to the adventure of the Grand Canyon.

Let’s Go

Los Angeles to The Oasis at Death Valley
290 Miles

From the glitz and glamour of LA, to the otherworldly magic of Death Valley, this is a journey of extremes. Start your road trip with a visit to the beachy vibes of Santa Monica Pier. Then, onto the colorful canyons of Red Rock Canyon State Park, the spectacular Trona Pinnacles, and the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, a photographer’s dream. After soaking up a stay at the Oasis at Death Valley, detour to the western-style town of Lone Pine on your way back to the city.

Find Your Oasis

San Francisco to The Oasis at Death Valley
509 Miles

Don’t leave your heart in San Francisco, because this epic road trip is bound to capture it. Follow the road from the incomparable Yosemite National Park to the outdoorsy adventure enclave of Bishop, the western-style town of Lone Pine to a sea of sand at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Enjoy the haven that is Oasis at Death Valley before heading back to the Bay by way of the Sierra mountain towns of Mammoth Lakes and Lee Vining.

Let’s Roll

Road Trip Activities

We get it, the scenery is beautiful but even on the most spectacular of road trips, it can be tough to pass the time. From the best highway tunes to coloring and games, here are some fun distractions to keep everyone from wondering, Are we there yet?

Summer Road Trip Playlist

A national park road trip just might be the ultimate road trip, but whether you’re passing through historic Route 66, along the stunning Sierra Nevadas, or into a desert oasis, this playlist is the perfect co-pilot.

Turn It Up

Color Us Wild

Are bears blue, trees pink, and the sky purple? You decide! Spark some creativity, color your world, and keep the little ones in the backseat busy (or yourself, we won’t judge!) with these custom wildlife coloring sheets.

In Living Color

Mad Lib: Your Dream Xanterra Vacation

Brush up on your dreamiest adjectives and think of some of your favorite places. Print and download our new Mad Lib before you hit the road and tell us where in the world you’d like to go and what you’ll do when you get there.

Fill In The Blanks

Road Trip Bingo

If only you could win a prize every time you saw a gas station, an out-of-state license plate, or a flag. Add them all up in the right order, and you just might be. We can’t guarantee what you’ll win, but bragging rights are always rewarding.

Grab Your Dabber

Ready to Start Planning?

We’ve a few road trip ideas up our sleeve to help.

Road Trips to Zion National Park

Road Trips to Death Valley National Park

Road Trips to Glacier National Park

Road Trips to Yellowstone National Park

Road Trips to Grand Canyon National Park

Road Trips to Mount Rushmore

Road Trips to Rocky Mountain National Park

Safe & Happy Trails to You!

Before you set out on your grand adventure, keep these tips in mind:

  • Travel with a face mask. Not all places will require them, but it’s best to have one with you just in case.
  • Keep sanitizing wipes and/or hand sanitizer in your car. It’s always a good idea for snacks on the road, but even better in today’s climate.
  • Know that you will be traveling through a diverse climate, much of which is remote desert. Have an emergency supply of water, food, and fuel at all times.
  • Traveling with little ones? Know the local laws for car seats and safety when traveling with children.
  • Bring an extra set of car keys. You could have a long wait for a locksmith.
  • Leave room for spontaneity – be open to discoveries big and small along the way.